Dec 08

The Demand for Dairy and the Demands on Dairy Farmers

The Demand for Dairy and the Demands on Dairy Farmers Paul Gardner, Milk Upstream/Groupe Danone

Paul Gardner is responsible for all Milk & Dairy Ingredient purchasing for the Danone Worldwide Dairy Division. He kicked off today’s dairy session at Global 500 speaking on dairy demand.

Globally Danone purchase 3 billion dollars of milk each year. As head of purchasing, Gardner has first-hand experience with price volatility, one of the primary challenges for the dairy industry.

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Dec 07

How Can Farmers Prepare their Employees for the First Day of School

How Can Farmers Prepare their Employees for the First Day of School Declan Coyle speaking at Global 500

Declan Coyle spoke to the Global 500 audience about building a winning team. No one succeeds with a poor self-image, so the first step to meeting any challenge is creating a positive self-image. This is true whether you are preparing yourself for success or preparing an entire team.

Your team on the farm is no different than any other team. Without a positive self-image team members will not visualize themselves succeeding. Mediocre results will be expected and inevitable.

Coyle illustrated the importance of building your team’s positive self-image.

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Dec 07

Alltech Ag Network - Lead This Revolution

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Alltech Ag Network - Lead This Revolution Billy Frey, Alltech at Global 500

Billy Frey - Leading the RevolutionBilly Frey, General Manager of the Alltech Ag Network, spoke at Global 500 about the power of social media and how it can help agriculture tell its own story.

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Dec 07

Dr. Pearse Lyons Opens Global 500

Dr. Pearse Lyons Opens Global 500 Dr. Pearse Lyons

Global 500 is underway. Over 600 dairy and beef producers are here for three days of discussion, education and fun. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed the combined dairy and beef audience for the morning presentations.

“When Henry Ford asked the people what they wanted they told people they wanted faster horses, and if he had followed their advice, today we would still be on faster horses and the state of Kentucky would be very happy.” In other words we need to figure out what the customer really wants and give it to them.

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